This experiential Continuing Professional Development day focuses on creative writing and its use within therapy and therapeutic settings.
October 27th 2018 10.00 – 16.45
Facilitated by North East poet and educator Natalie Scott, Seasonal Space to Write brings writers together, regardless of age, ability or discipline and where their interest may be in poetry or prose, report writing or simply recording daily events and experience.
What a treat to walk through the doors of Conway Hall on June 9 2018 with the day stretching ahead of me. Four workshops exploring play, memory, childhood and life’s contrasts. One whole day of words for wellbeing.
This year I was a first time attendee at the NAPT Annual Conference and this was my first time in America. The theme of the conference was Poetry Therapy in a changing world: Pathways to Growth, Healing and Social Justice and was held at the Conference Centre in Chaska, Minneapolis.
Claire will be running small group taster sessions in writing for wellbeing at the Chepstow Therapy Rooms. The group will be trying out writing exercises that promote a positive and healthy wellbeing in a nurturing and friendly environment, with the possibility of starting a monthly group.
Writing as Alchemy: a nourishing & inspiring weekend retreat, tapping into the elements, your self and your potential for transformation through the use of poetry, creativity, meditation and woodland walks. Set in the beautiful countryside of North Shropshire.
Date: 4th May 2018
"There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.” Aldous Huxley
Let's get together, tap into our creativity and discover more about ourselves through poetry, self-reflective writing and conversation.
As part of Creativity and Wellbeing Week, Lapidus London is pleased to be offering a day of workshops at Conway Hall on Saturday, 9th June 2018. The day will offer ways to experience words for wellbeing from different facilitators and will provide an opportunity for the initiated and the curious alike to express themselves through the spoken and written word.
Peace and Palindrome
A poetry writing workshop at
Canada Water library, London SE16
Saturday April 21st 1.30-4.30pm
A small low cost workshop for both new and experienced writers of poetry, facilitated by Alison Clayburn, a poet and fiction writer with thirty years tutoring experience.
This workshop will focus on a topic: peace and then a particular form of poetry: palindrome
Thursday 22nd March 2018, 09:30 - 16:00
Storyhouse, Hunter Street, Chester CH1 2AR
The Beyond Text team invite practitioners and researchers from all disciplines to attend an exciting open workshop at Storyhouse, which will support participants to conduct high quality arts-based research, assessment and evaluation through practice.
These 1-day workshops give participants the opportunity to explore the personal and professional qualities involved in the practice of Creative Writing for Therapeutic Purposes.
Participants will be invited to engage in creative writing exercises and also to respond to their experience in plenary sessions with peers and tutors.
Below is information about two online courses, run by the Professional Writing Academy, titled Running Writing Groups and Introduction to Therapeutic and Reflective Writing.
This workshop will provide an introduction to the use of creative writing as a tool for therapists. Writing for well-being is about creative writing as a gently explorative and developmental process that can be used specifically for enhancing well-being.
“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.”
– Leo F. Buscaglia
Worrying is a destructive habit that can drain all your energy and take the fun out of your day. If not kept in check, worrying can lead to stress, anxiety and physical illness.
By Charmaine Pollard - 24th March 2018 12pm - 5pm
“The way to stay inspired and motivated is by doing what you like, doing what you love.” – Raphael Saadiq
Shaping our dreams and moulding them into reality can be a challenge, especially when we are not clear about our goals or which direction to take. Consequently we can often discard them to our detriment, and miss out on doing what we love.
As an experienced yoga, meditation and sound healing tutor, I have decided to combine elements of these practices together with writing to create a space where you can become grounded, tune in and access your imagination and awareness at a new level.